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Hey! New Taco Member!

Discussion in '05+ Tacoma, T100, Highlander' started by kasassy, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. kasassy

    kasassy

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    Hey, all! Thought I'd post a thread with a little introduction..

    I grew up in the Hudson Valley of upstate NY. Now, I'm 19, and a full time student at UVM in Burlington, VT. Studying Environmental Health & Neuroscience on the Premed track.

    In HS, I drove an 07 VW Jetta. It was great; was perfect for commuting to sports games, school stuff and whipping around town. But, I have been obsessing over Tacos for almost a year, and so when my parents handed me the keys to a white 2013 Tacoma, Limited Edition about a month and a half ago... Well, its impossible to impart my elation.

    Can't wait to explore VT when I go back to UVM, and to explore so so so much more from the seat of my Taco. This summer has already been a blast with it - a ton of biking trips, hiking, fishing, some kayaking... soon enough, I'll be strapping my skis in for a weekend on the slopes.

    Totally obsessed with my Taco ('cause how can you not be?)

    Looking forward to personalizing it with all kinds of cool stuff in the near future.

    Lots of fun ahead!

    Excited to be on Mud.

    -K

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  2. 84yota4x4

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    Welcome to Mud!

    That's a good looking truck for sure! Just be sure to treat the truck as good as you do your lady there and you'll have a long relationship ahead.

    So what's going to be the first thing you change?
     
  3. kasassy

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    Thanks a bunch, for the welcome and the compliment!

    As far as the lady goes, that would be me, actually, haha.

    But, in terms of taking care of the truck, I'm all over it, and looking forward to having it for a long long time, I hope.

    First things first, I need to invest in a roof rack/cargo rack. I've been making do so far this summer. Luckily my bikes fit in my bed. But I am going to need a kayak attachment. Probably one for my skis, too, when winter in VT approaches. After that, I have a lot in mind. New tires & rims would be the ideal first "change."
     
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    CatskillsRunner SILVER Star

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    It's about time you got on MUD.

    Looking good!
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Wilkommen.

    One day you'll have a Land Cruiser and look fondly and nostalgically on your "Taco" days.

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    No matter what @CatskillsRunner says, you **don't** need a snorkel for water crossings.
     
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    CatskillsRunner SILVER Star

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    He's always like this. Just ignore him and he'll go away.
     
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    Interesting method, @CatskillsRunner.

    @beno, if we're talking "one day" dreams, I'd like to think I'll have a Taco and a LC in my driveway... No?

    PS. #TeamSnorkel
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    OK. I'll give you a pass only because you are young and innocent.

    But not on that snorkel-s*** and that stupid number-sign-whatever-the-****-that's-supposed-to-mean.

    Maybe one day your driveway will look like this:

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  9. CatskillsRunner

    CatskillsRunner SILVER Star

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    Sure.

    Now ask him which one's his.
     
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    Young and innocent, @beno, yikes.:confused:

    No apologies for the hashtag, though. C'mon.

    Spill the beans... which is one is @beno 's? I see a snorkel in that pic....
     
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    Cannon88 In the duck blind...

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    Nothing wrong with the wheels you have on there. Looks good!
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Keep the rims for snow tires for NY/VT winters. Get a dedicated set of snow tires.

    Then get a set of OEM steelies and get some Toyo's thrown on there.

    :)
     
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    Nice Tacoma, Ms. @kasassy

    Below is the day the transporter delivered my FJ40 from Texas to my office....and that is my back-up, a '10 Tacoma.
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    Yep, envious of all those LC's Mr. Beno....Here's what mine looks like while smoking some swine.
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    Thanks for the tip, @beno ! I appreciate it! :)

    @GA Architect thank you! Looks like you have the right idea. Sweet rides; I really like that FJ40!
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    I'm sure we will discuss more youngin' ;)
     
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    @beno I have an inkling you're right about that :banana:
     
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    I better not ever see that banana again.
     
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    :lol:

    Taking it to the next level as always.
     
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    My apologies!
     
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    No sweat, man!